Kia ora Koutou,

Congratulations today in a number of areas

Kapa Haka at Tu Maia Festival – Silverdale School last Friday our Kapa Haka group trained and managed by Mr Irvine and Whaea LeeAnne Wade performed at the annual Tu Maia Festival. Gabby Minton and Ty Brown Hale were outstanding in their leadership of the group.  Ty performing the Whaikorero and Gabby leading our waiata. I am very proud of how we performed and the opportunity this gives our students. Special mention of Matt Cator and his lead with the guitar – well done Matt.  You just get more confident and skilled each time you perform.

AIMS GAMES – Year 7 & 8 hockey team and Bradyn Yacyshen (swimming). Well done to all the parents and Miss Rowlands for all your hard work organising and fundraising to ensure our team were prepared, paid and had a place to stay. Well done to Maddy Ditchburn (Year 8) and her mother Denise Ditchburn for taking the lead here and organising accommodation etc for the team. With over 11,000 students coming from all over NZ and the World to Tauranga to compete, this was an  amazing opportunity which also comes with the difficulty of where to stay etc. Well done everyone, we look forward to hearing about your experience at the next full assembly.

To all the teachers for your hard work in the new Reading program “Sharp Reading”.  I have included some information about Sharp Reading for everyone. The strategy really ensures all students are able to gain the “Habits” of great readers!!  The developer of the program Hilton Ayrey spent two days with us last week, observing every teacher and then providing feedback. We are all very proud of ourselves and how this is going and ultimately the direct influence it has on the children and improvement in reading.


Teacher Only Day –  Will go ahead this Friday enabling the Civil works on the Driveway to be completed. By Monday the driveway and the parking areas will be returned to a new “normal “.  Please keep up the patience during pick and drop off for the rest of week. Please let us know if you do need supervision for your child this Friday 20th September.  Thank you.

Cue Haven Visit – Kiwi team are vsiting Cue Haven over the next week as part of their Inquiry around trees and the bush. I certainly hope the weather keeps smiling and shining to enable the team to have an even better visit. All information has been sent out by the classroom teachers, Mrs Millar, Miss Mahler, Miss Ross and Mrs Richards.  Please ensure you have seen this and know what is happening.


End of Term 3 – Last day is Friday 27th September.  On this day we will have the Winter Sports awards assembly at 9.15am and the Kiwi team assembly at 2.15pm.

Winter Sports Assembly – Will celebrate all accomplishments of the various teams and we will be presenting Cross Country certificates.

Pukeko Show – Is ready to be performed next week!! We are all looking forward to their show “Stella the Starfish”


Ag Day and Country Fair – This is our most exciting, probably best day of the year!! If there is one day I ask parents who are working to consider taking off in support of your child it is this day!!  We have our Ag Day and Country Fair on a Friday and have done this in tradition for many years, it works for us!!  It means also every single child is here as it is a school day, we could not do this if it was a weekend.

The FOWS  group with Mrs Taylor have been organising this day for many months and there is a lot of information on the website and in the school foyer.  It is such a fun day with animals being shown and judged (lamb, kid goats and chickens). The classrooms are all decorated with the arts and crafts students have been creating, these are also judged.

There are also stalls with food, crafts and all sorts of things to buy.  There are traditional games, such as coconut shy and other elements such as a Bouncy Castle. Lots of fun and interesting things to watch and buy to eat, so pop this date in the diary now if you haven’t already.  Think about helping (each class will be reponsible for a stall to man and more information will be sent out next week).

Ag Day and Country Fair – Friday 25th October


Finally – A big thank you to everyone for your feedback regarding the newsletter online or printed.  At the end of the term we will let you know the decision.

Gillian Bray


  • Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th – Jucies sales at morning tea – $2 each
  • Friday 20th September – Last day to order calendar art via KINDO
  • Friday 20th September – Teacher Only Day
  • Tuesday 24th September – Pukeko Production Matinee – 11.30am
  • Tuesday 24th September – Last day to order and pay for the pizza fundraiser via KINDO
  • Wednesday 25th September – Pizza Fundraiser – Yum!
  • Wednesday 25th September – Pukeko Production Evening Performance – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 25th September – FOWS Meeting – 7.00pm
  • Friday 27th September – Winter Sports Assembly – 9.15am
  • Friday 27th September – Kiwi Team Assembly – 2.15pm
  • Friday 27th September – Last Day of Term 3!


Garden to Table Pizza Fundraiser – Wednesday 25th September – We will be having a lunchtime pizza fundraiser. The money raised will go towards our Garden to Table programme. The options for purchase are:

Pizza and Juicie – $5 combo or Dessert Pizza – $3

This lunch menu will need to be pre-ordered via KINDO before next Tuesday 24th September.


Final Reminder that you can order fabulous 2020 calendars, diaries, cards, sketch pads and mouse mats featuring your child’s artwork!  You can see product examples at the office.

Calendar $13, pack of 8 cards $15, diary $18, sketch pad $16, mouse mat $17.  These make fabulous gifts for family members, or to have yourself as a keepsake of your child’s work.

Orders and payment are made online via Kindo.  Items will be distributed during the first few weeks of Term 4 (depends on how quickly the printing company process our order).

Orders are due by this Friday 20th September via Kindo.

Ag Day Donation – This week’s donation is: Toy for lucky dip wrapped and marked “B” for boy eg $2 shop toy.  Thank you all for contributing.  It is very much appreciated.


·      Summer hockey runs in Term 4 

·      Games are played at North Harbour Hockey in Rosedale

·      Games start from Monday 21st October and run for 7 weeks

·      Year 1/2 to 5/6 Development is played on Mondays

·      Year 5/6 Advance & Year 7/8 is played on Tuesdays

·      Games are played between 4-6 pm

·      Cost is approximately $20 per player 

Please find enclosed permission form – Summer Hockey 2019 Permission Form


MATHS TUTORING IN-SCHOOL Calling all Year 6’s – want to get ready for Year 7?

Does your Year 3 – 5 child need a boost in Maths? Is your Year 6 heading off to intermediate and you want to help them feel confident with Maths when they get there? YES! We can help! We run in-school lessons at your school so book in NOW!  or call Julie 09 424 3536.

Wine, Cheese and Stencils

Grab a friend and come and try a day of stencilling in a relaxing country setting. Learn to cut and spray layered stencils, and then create a beautiful stencilled canvas to take home.

When: Sunday September 29th, 10am – 3pm.

Where: The Barn Studio, Wainui.

Who: Adult beginners to advanced.

Cost: $65 (all materials, lunch and a glass of wine included).

For further information and bookings, contact Layal:    021-1509-193 / 421-0777

Spaces are limited to 10, so be in quick to sescure your spot!

Coatesville Primary School Ag Day – Saturday 19th October 2019
Tripe P Parenting Programme – See attached link  A5 family flyer AUGUST 2019indd

Kaukapakapa Scouts – Have an event coming up, please see attached flyer

Hibiscus Coast ARC – October Holidays are just a round the corner. Yes I know… how did that happen!
Here’s some fab holiday fun for the kids that are missing their footy.
Week 1 Mon 30th Sept / Tues 1st Oct / Wed 2nd Oct
Week 2 Mon 7th Oct / Tues 8th Oct / Wed 9th Oct
9 – 3pm
$45 per day
Go to our website for more info and to register

Kelly Sports – Term 4 After School Programme – See attached link KS HBC Term 4, 2019 (2) (1)

Auckland Live Shows – October School Holidays

Tu Meke Tūī!

9 – 12 October 2019

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre


$21 – Child
$28 – Adult

$76 – Family (includes 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

Book here

Based off the award-winning picture book Tu Meke Tūī, don’t miss the live stage production as it is brought to life for the very first time next month at the Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre. If you and your kids love and celebrate NZ native wildlife, this is the perfect show for you to explore Aotearoa these school holidays. Read more about the show below.  There’s more to being a bird than flying!  Join two unlikely heroes, Tere the excitable tūī and Taitū the flightless tākahe, as they work together to outwit Stan, the sly stoat, who has a beady eye on our native birds for his dinner.  This beautiful story will teach young tamariki about friendship, courage and discovering that sometimes it’s our differences that make us truly special.

Zoe and the K-Pop Kids

12 – 13 October 2019
Bruce Mason Centre


$10 – Child
$15 – Adult

$44 – Family (includes 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

Book here

Auckland Live and Satellites present an interactive, dance experience that you won’t forget! Zoe and the K-Pop Kids will premiere next month at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna and tickets start from just $10*. If you and your dance students are into any sort of dance, we guarantee you’ll enjoy this adventure filled show. Plus, it’s on in the last weekend of the school holidays – the perfect way to end the break!  Boom, pop, clap and snap with Zoe and the K-Pop Kids.  In a little New Zealand town, Zoe dreams in K-pop colours. She’d do anything to dance for a crew, so when the opportunity to audition for one arises, she leaps at the chance. But does she have what it takes?

Zoe and the K-Pop Kids is an electric adventure about hard work and believing in your dreams, featuring contagious K-pop dance choreographed by international choreographer Rina Chae (AOA, Cosmic Girls, SF9 and Monsta X). 

This captivating, interactive performance is suitable for children aged 4+.

*service fees apply

Albany Tennis – School Holiday Programme